The Fund invests in such sectors as: electronic media, e-commerce, web and wireless (mobile) technologies and services, early stage and growth companies with prospects for success on the Polish, European and global market. Established by MCI Capital TFI together with Krajowy Fundusz Kapitałowy and IIF S.A. The target value of capital engaged in the Fund’s investments is PLN 100 million.
|Type of the Fund||Commitment|
|Investors||MCI Capital Group (52.89%), Krajowy Fundusz Kapitałowy (47.11%)|
|Fund Manager||Tomasz Danis, Wojciech Walniczek, Michał Wrzołek|
|Investment areas||digital media, internet, software, mobile and wireless technologies (B2C), cloud computing, big data, online games and entertainment services, e-advertising and m-advertising.|
|Investment strategy||early stage, growth|
|Investment scale||up to PLN 1.5 million|
|Assets under management||PLN 57 milion (EUR 13.5 M)|
Trade: real estate
RentPlanet helps you rent comfortable apartments. The offer is addressed both to those looking for a comfortable home for short and medium term rental but also to property owners who receive a full property management service.
RemoteMyApp created Remotr app which allows its users to stream multimedia content (games, video, software and music) from their desktop PCs or laptops to an external device (smartphone or tablet) with simultaneous remote application access in real time from an external device (such as a smartphone or tablet). Remotr enables sound and video streaming with the same quality and ensures the same functionality of applications in all popular operating systems (Windows, Windows Mobile, iOS and Android).
Prowly is an online platform for PR pros designed to streamline their media relations efforts. At the heart of Prowly’s technology is what company calls Brand Journals, which enable companies and agencies to put all of their social and video channels, photos and blog posts in one place that tells their brand story on a continual basis. Several hundred professionals already use Prowly, including PR team members for brands such as IKEA, Spotify and National Geographic. Prowly is a member of the European Tech Alliance, alongside some of the biggest technology startups from Europe (Spotify, BlaBlaCar, Deezer), supporting the European Commission in the Digital Single Market (DSM) project.
Trade: Porównywarka ubezpieczeń
mfind.pl is an insurance comparison website, which brings revolutionary changes to the online insurance market in Poland. This is a simple, fast and useful tool for optimizing customers’ insurance budget. The online insurance market in Poland is still in its early stages. Currently, only 1% of all car insurance sales goes through comparison sites. In the United Kingdom or Hungary it is well over 60%. There is no other country in Europe where insurance comparison sites have a share of less than 5% in the whole insurance market. All this points to excellent prospects for the online insurance sector and a forecasted rapid growth in the coming years.
SiDLY is a pioneer of innovative telemedicine equipment for patients requiring constant medical care, both institutional and individual patients. SiDLY Care is a device for constant monitoring of medical parameters. SiDLY Care functionality enables remote healthcare, improves the operation of modern healthcare institutions and provides assistance to users in everyday activities. The SiDLY product may indeed revolutionise Polish healthcare institutions.
Trade: e-commerce, software
Spark Software, founded in January 2015, is currently working on a mobile platform that may revolutionize global offline and online shopping for FMCG products. A world-unique project of Polish entrepreneurs will provide the first ever direct link between consumers and producers of fast-moving goods. The company forecasts that the product will be market-ready in 2016 at the latest. Test implementations of the system in selected Polish chains are to begin at the beginning of September 2015. Spark Software will provide clients with a special mobile application to be used both in regular and internet shops. For regular shops, the application will ensure not only loyalty discounts and personalised promotions, but also convenience and shorter queuing time. Products scanned with the phone will get straight into a bag or a trolley. Then a dedicated gate with beacons will automatically start the payment procedure when a customer passes through.
Trade: druk 3D, nowe technologie
Trade: software as a service (SaaS)
Trade: cloud computing, e-commerce
Focus Telecom Polska is an innovative technology company providing business communication services based on the cloud computing model. The company is a Polish market leader in Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS). The company operates an original Unified Communications platform created with business clients in mind in order to increase the effectiveness of customer service processes, sales operations and internal communication. The platform brings together services related to communication management and customer knowledge building (call/contact centres), advanced contact tools for smaller businesses (telco smart office) and group communication (video-conferences and web-conferences). The company provides its services to more than 800 clients, generating revenues amounting to several million zlotys and a sales margin exceeding 60%.
One of the largest distributors of search engine and contextual ads in Poland.
The company was created in the year 2004. After a short time, Kompan.pl became one of the largest distributors of search engine advertisements and context advertisements in Poland. Clients of Kompan.pl include such well-known brands as Polpharma, Comarch, Aviva, Miele, PKN Orlen, J.W. Construction as well as hundreds of small and medium enterprises that are handled by regional offices in Warsaw, Poznan, Gdynia, Katowice and Wroclaw. The solutions of Kompan.pl include creation, advanced CMS software, affiliation, strategy and consulting, e-commerce, advanced advertising campaigns and data analysis. Kompan.pl plans further dynamic growth of the number of clients by expanding its regional offices and creating a corporate sales department. Additionally, the company intends to develop sales of advanced interactive marketing services.
zdrowegeny.pl is a platform owned by Platforma Badań Genetycznych (Genetic Testing Platform). The platform is developing into a marketplace of genetic tests for individual customers. Tests are supplied by laboratories specialising in tests for fertility, pregnancy development, food intolerance, cardiology and oncology risks as well as old age diseases. This will be the first such comprehensive offer in Poland. The platform’s aim is to popularise DNA testing as a way to learn about one’s organism with respect to the fetus condition, cancer or pharmacology-related risks.
- Performs the function of Partner
- He worked for LinkedIn in California, where he was responsible for the creation of the competition strategy on the European market.
- From 2002 to 2005 and from 2007 to 2012, he was employed at McKinsey & Company, where, as Engagement Manager, he was in charge of the implementation of strategic and investment projects (including M&A) for top European companies focused on telecommunications and media, but also for leading power industry, fuel sector, FMCG and Private Equity players.
- In 2012, he took the function of Managing Director at Rocket Internet CEE, the world’s largest e-commerce project incubator, where he was responsible for the identification of new investments, raising capital, establishing new start-ups and development of Rocket’s portfolio of growth-stage companies.
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- Michał has 12 years of professional experience in venture capital/private equity, investment banking and management consulting. In MCI since 2015 working for the early growth phase VC fund Internet Ventures, running transactions, but first of all performing portfolio management and helping portfolio companies grow.
- Before joining MCI worked for McKinsey & Company as Implementation Manager, where he was responsible for implementation of key strategic initiatives in the largest corporate clients. Transactional and advisory experience he gained also in Azimutus and PwC where he performed more than 50 projects, both buy-side and sell-side advisory, and management consulting (inter alia strategy creation, verification and implementation as well as improvement of sales and customer service).